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Celebrities Have Vital Opinions About Decriminalization of Sex Work

Amnesty International, one of the most powerful forces in human rights protection, has just issued a proposal to decriminalize sex work and, predictably, it has been met with opposition. But fear not: learned gender studies scholars like Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, and Kevin Kline are here to tell you that it’s a bad » 7/27/15 9:15pm Monday 9:15pm

Report Confirms Worst Fears About Boko Haram's Treatment of Stolen Girls

A new report from Amnesty International says that terrorist group Boko Haram is committing war crimes in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 2,000 people in the first half of 2014 alone and kidnapping thousands more. Through eyewitness testimony, they’ve learned that the women and girls abducted by the group are… » 4/16/15 10:50am 4/16/15 10:50am

'Visibly Pregnant' Girls in Sierra Leone Banned from Attending School

Sierra Leone's Education Minister has announced that school-aged girls who are "visibly pregnant" won't be allowed to attend school, take their exams, or associate with non-pregnant students. A top education official has suggested that having pregnant girls in class would "encourage other girls to do the same thing." » 3/30/15 11:30am 3/30/15 11:30am

ISIS Using Rape, Torture and Sexual Slavery Against Women and Girls 

Terrorist group du jour and demonic pieces of shit ISIS — also known as ISIL and the Islamic State — have had a busy year, beheading journalists and aid workers and terrorizing large portions of Iraq and Syria. The group is also systematically raping, torturing and enslaving hundreds of women and girls, a new report… » 12/23/14 4:00pm 12/23/14 4:00pm

Terrifying Campaign Against Sex Trafficking Compares Women To Cattle

In this brief commercial, a young woman is tossed around a dark dystopian room, crying while being herded around like a prize sow at a cattle call. I think most people know that sex trafficking is bad, so I guess I would have liked a little more substance to the ad: how do you identify traffickers? How do you help?… » 5/30/08 3:20pm 5/30/08 3:20pm